End of Innocence: The journey of a young man who manages to get retribution for his shattering childhood experience as an alter server, it is a 106, 395 word murder mystery set primarily in Colorado. It opens doors to dark places that most people fear, but it also explores the human heart and spirit and conveys hope, strength and courage.
When David was young, Father Bart betrays his innocent trust through sexual exploitation. David then becomes detached from society and closes himself off from his family. He keeps his tragic secret within, where he finds a way to cope with the psychological trauma. As he matures, he is supported by his dark companions, Sid—an obstinate brute out for retribution—and Seth—his protector.
After Sid delivers his justice, Detective DaLuga vows to find the avenger. In the process, DaLuga learns more than he was looking for. He is taught to look beyond the badge of duty and into the heart and soul of his suspect. Meanwhile, David tries to escape his dark past after the death of Father Bart. He relocates to start a new life and begin relationships, but his past continues to haunt him and death seems to surround him. Only his lover, Ranger Mari, can save him from himself.